What We’re Into
One thing you can say about Wake Forest Law students: we’re doers.
When class lets out, things really get going. Whether it’s hanging out with friends, tutoring at a local school, researching for one of the journals, or going to a basketball game, there is always something to do.
While you’re here at Wake Forest Law, you can be sure you will experience something you never thought you would. Curious what that might be? Below are some highlights of the things we do.
Wake Forest Law has more than 30 student organizations that give you a variety of ways to get involved. Whether you’re interested in politics, legal subject areas, community service or just want to have some fun, there is a group for you.
Journals & Writing Opportunities
Research and writing are the basic tools of the law profession. More than 40 percent of our students get published in our journals, the Wake Forest Law Review, the Journal of Business and Intellectual Property Law and the Journal of Law and Policy. You may also have the opportunity to collaborate with faculty on your own research for eventual publication. One student recently did this with Professor Ron Wright on juvenile video hearings and post-conviction remedies. Other students have assisted faculty with their research for articles, casebooks or treatises.
Pro Bono/Public Interest
The Wake Forest motto “Pro Humanitate,” for the good of humanity, is at the core of all we do. You will regularly have opportunities to use the knowledge you gain here to help people who wouldn’t get the help they need any other way—whether that’s through a clinic, the Pro Bono Project, community service plunges or service trips.
Arts & Culture
Life isn’t all about the law. Wake Forest offers you rich cultural opportunities including visual art, music, dance, theatre, film and museums—and nearly all are free to students.
Charlotte & Philip Hanes Art Gallery
Located in the Scales Fine Arts Center, this gallery offers an ongoing schedule of exciting art exhibits featuring the work of well-known and emerging artists as well as faculty, staff and student exhibitions.
Theatre & Dance
The Wake Forest University Theatre presents an annual season of four MainStage productions, two dance concerts and a Studio Series of one-act, student-directed plays. Students receive discounted tickets.
Museum of Anthropology
Located behind Kentner Stadium across from Worrell Professional Center, the Museum of Anthropology is North Carolina’s only museum dedicated to the study of world cultures.
Reynolda Gardens is a preserve of woodlands, fields, wetlands and formal gardens originally part of the Reynolda estate. You won’t want to miss strolling through these beautiful gardens in every season.
Reynolda House Museum of American Art
Reynolda House, the restored mansion of Katharine and R.J. Reynolds, is a historic home that displays a premier collection of American art ranging from the colonial period to the present with masterpieces by distinguished artists such as Albert Bierstadt, John Singleton Copley and Grant Wood. They also offers unique classes and events.
Adjacent to the Wake Forest campus, Reynolda Village includes a wide variety of shops and restaurants all housed in historic buildings that once supported the 1,067-acre Reynolda estate.
Secrest Artists Series
The Secrest Artists Series brings renowned national and international performers to campus. Celebrated performers such as Itzhak Perlman, Christopher Parkening, Ravi Shankar, Denyce Graves and the National Symphony with Leonard Slatkin have performed in past Series. Such performances can normally cost $50-$80 per person, but there’s no cost for you.
Wake Forest Athletics
Wake Forest is an NCAA Division 1 school. You may already be familiar with the Demon Deacons basketball team and the 2006 ACC Champion Wake Forest football team coached by Jim Grobe. Wake Forest also has a wide range of other men’s and women’s varsity team sports, many of them top-ranked, that are equally fun and exciting to watch. And the best part, it’s all free. Admission to all Wake Forest sporting events is free to students.